Friso has won several awards for his work.
1969 – Pomme d’or (Golden Apple) at the Biennale d’illustrations in Bratislava for The Practical Princess
1970 – Citation of Merit of the New York Society of Illustrators for Stupid Marco
1971 – A Gold Medal ot the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Illustrators New York for The Round Sultan and the Straight Answer
Stupic Marco and The Round Sultan and the Straight Answer were also chosen to be Top Honor Book at the 22nd Annual Chicago Book Clinic Exhibition
1972 – One of the books of the year of The American Institute of Graphic Arts for The Silver Whistle
1973 – Forgetful Fred and Petronella were chosen for the AIGA Children’s Book Show 1973-1974
1974 – Children’s Book Showcase for Petronella
1976 – Children’s Book Showcase for The Little Spotted Fish
1977 – Plaque at the Biennale d’illustrations in Bratislava for Forgetful Fred
1989 – Silver Medal at I.B.A Leipzig for Mighty Mizzling Mouse
1992 – Golden Pencil for Why Not?